Coterie is a cadre of individuals united under a common purpose. At Coterie Chicago, you will find handmade goods created by a skilled artisan workforce committed to providing cutting-edge art, style, and accessories that enhance your life. Buying directly from the maker creates a heightened sense of community and puts a real value on your time and quality of life in a way that products made overseas or in a factory just cannot provide. Now, more than ever, buying products from local artists and makers puts you at the forefront of real, lasting economic and creative stimulus.
Support local artists, makers, musicians, craftspeople and businesses for building better, more stable communities.
Who is behind Coterie?
Sarah Bortt has a history of re-purposing items, making items from scratch, instigating groups of people for art and activism, and organizing pretty much anything she can get her hands on or her mind wrapped around from the time of her childhood. Currently she makes Hand Maid Soap, accessories from truck tire inner tubes and occasional banjo and fiddle music.
Janet Ecklebarger just loves to help organize things. She brings almost 20 years of making and organizing experience to Coterie. Her company, glean design, specializes in conversational accessories inspired by society’s discards.